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Nov 25, 2012 8:15am EST
us. thank you so much. [applause] >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel entitled the triumph of the city, featuring edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wb, ur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wow, that's bob oakes? this. [laughter] i thought he was taller, i thought he was thinner, i thought he had more hair, and, you know, the funny thing is that all those things were true last week. [laughter] let me thank all of you for coming here this afternoon and thank the boston book festival for having us. don't they do a nice job? isn't this a atlantic event? -- a terrific event? [applause] let's also thank the plymouth rock foundation for sponsoring this particular session and say that without their generosity, it would be hard to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city, so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way tha
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 7:15am EST
boston book festival a panel entitled "what's next for women?" featuring anita hill, hanna rosin and madeleine kunin. this is about an hour. >> good morning, everyone. such a pleasure to see you all here at what is absolutely one of my favorite events in the city every year, the boston book festival. my name is meghna chakrabarti. i cohost radio boston on wbur. [applause] >> thank you very much. first and foremost if you don't listen to the show i will give a famous pluck him 3 p.m. monday through friday. wbur is very proud to be a presenting partner for boston the festival because the spirit that brings literally tens of thousands of us together on a day like this inquiry, investigation, exploration, love of learning and literature. it's a natural combination for the city of boston. so i'm very, very honored and proud to be here today, especially for this panel. and before i introduce the three amazing women who are sitting to my right, a couple quick reminders to one is that cell phones, if you've been given that reminder, please turn them off, or at the very, very least, silence.
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 3:30pm EST
in the boston public library, but i was. these are two images from my youth. we have similar images of new york and boston in the 1970s as well. the bottom image is gerald ford denying new york for a successful bailout. indeed, new york was very much headed for the trash heap of history. the city had been hemorrhaging by the thousands. it was not automobile production in detroit, it was production in new york city. and that was decimated by globalization and new technology. the city had been caught in a spiral of disorder and rising crime rate. racial conflicts just like here in boston, and the fiscal situation had gotten out of control with budgets that were far too high for the city to afford. it looked as if new york was going to go back to the weeds. like this image of jimmy carter wandering through the wasteland, and it really seemed as if the planet of the apes image of the statue of liberty rising was possible. with the cities were things that as time had come and gone, the future of the city's seemed dim because their original reason has largely disappeared. if you think abo
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
% american. his anger growing up was the catholic church. being irish catholic in boston, he needed an anchor. he was born in east boston is a kind of local royalty. everybody knew his mother's family and his father's family. his father was a prominent politician and very well respected, very well admired. a very successful businessman. joseph kennedy went to boston. he was a star. he met with the prettiest girl in boston who also happen to be the mayor's daughter. she would later marry. there is a story of the baseball team, he was class president when he went to harvard, and again, he felt part of the community. half of his class when with him to harvard and it was only when he graduated in 1912 that he understood, for the first time and not for the last what it meant to be the irish catholic son of an east boston politician. he wanted to go into banking and finance. he didn't do the job. he didn't get a job offer. he didn't get an interview. all of his friends and classmates, some of who were not as good with numbers as he was, none of who were as articulate or charming or handsome
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
family still lives there, and i'm from there. i lost boston in 1977 when i left u.p.a. and "the new york times" and moved to washington for "time" magazine. >> where did you go to school? >> i went to college in maine, and finished up at brandice university. >> when did you first get interested in photography? >> very, very young. i was maybe 10 years old, 11 years old. my stepsister was roberta who was a journalist at the "proof dins journal" and a gentleman named win parks was working there. i forgot the other gentleman's name. but there were two photographers there, and i had some interest in cameras. she brought one of them home, and they taught me a little bit about cameras. i set up a little dark room. i was maybe 11 or 12 when that happened. and then i dropped it, as kids do, for like 10 or 12 years, and then i worked on the high school year book. i was interested for four or five months, and then didn't touch the camera for 10 years, eight years. >> what got you back to it? >> it was interesting. when i finally went back to school, i went to brandice to study film making with dav
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
strange way of her family, she was sent to a fancy finishing school in boston. were she was taught to dance well and to become a witty conversationalist and a striking young woman. in 1864, she had her debut in new york. and she came back here a few years later. nothing could outdo the flurry of excitement when she returned to new york in the fall of 1860. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was coming to visit. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. society than was very excited. excited couples who had paid $10 apiece arrive at the academy of music. women curl their hair and they had special nods to acquaintances and friends. precisely at 10:00 p.m., they prayed and sang god save the queen and the slight friends stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him. in a mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. the band played furiously. the guests rushed to follow and they piled their plates with lobster salad, and filled their glasses with champagne. at 2:00 a.m., the dance floo
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
. actually, we have jonathan martin who i want to get into the conversation. he's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 4:45pm EST
for our panel. [applause] >> up next booktv takes you to the fourth annual boston book festival for a panel called the future of reading. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> good afternoon. my name is amy ryan, president of the boston public library and is an honor and pleasure to welcome you to the boston public library for the boston book festival. i would like to thank all the staff, particularly the abrupt porter, founder of the boston book festival for this amazing lineup this weekend of content rich programs. [applause] >> you can imagine my intense interest in this program, the future of reading and all of us in the library world are. i look forward to hearing your comments and what i would like to do is introduce the moderator, said campbell. [applause] >> it is my pleasure to be here today and i would like to start by thanking debbie and her team for putting on a great event. it is wonderful to spend the day here. very exciting for me to be on this particular panel because it cuts to the heart of what this event is all about, reading. and what the future of reading is.
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brushed -- i brush that
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 4:15am EST
at one time and so you can imagine if you're subject, japan benjamin franklin in colonial boston, you can imagine what that might have been like. when i was writing about franklinite realize a large part of the story was going to consist of franklin growing old because he became america's emissary to france during the american revolution at the age of 70. i started writing about franklin when i was around 40 and i really wondered whether i was going to be able to understand what it was like to grow old and infirm which was a large part of a franklin story. partly for this reason, i decided, and this is carried through in my other book, i decided to tell my stories, i try to relate the lives of my characters as much as possible through the perceptions, the words of people who knew them. my books tend to have more eyewitness stuff than some others. if i have a choice between writing a scene in my own words and writing a scene in the words of somebody who was mayor, i will tend toward the person who was there. that conveys a certain authenticity and it relieves me of the burden real
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
yellowstone who worked for the public tv station in boston, retired from that job and had always wanted to be a park ranger. key couldn't beat out how to get there so we joined a student conservation association and ginger program. there wasn't anyone in his class over the age of 19. i met a woman in denver whose daughter had gone through teach for america and as she watched her daughter teach in a los angeles classroom she was so moved that she applied for teach for america herself. she was in her early 50's at the time and ended up a year later in a dorm room in july in houston at 115 degrees, sweltering temperature sharing a bathroom down the hall with three, 22-year-olds. it seem like whether they were burrowing up from the street or repelling down from the ceiling or sneaking in the side door there were more and more people who were trying to find these kind of pathways to purpose. we created at encore.org a fellowship, an encore fellowship program which was designed to be a front door for many people who wanted to make this passage. it started in silicon valley with 10 people who
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
out of california and the ninth circuit, and then write out of boston there's the gay and lesbian advocates and defenders and they are bringing what is the most effective case against the so-called defensive marriage act, doma and we will find out whether the supreme court will take up one or more or any of those cases and then have -- we should have a ruling by next june. so, is a big moment for marriage and marriage equality and it felt appropriate to write about this and i will tell you a little bit about why intended it for. the book is laid out in the conversation between me and someone who would describe themselves as reasonably tolerant of gay and lesbian people also tolerance isn't all it's cracked up to be. i have a friend who says that the only thing one should have to tolerate is hemorrhoids. [laughter] perhaps a little overstated. but if you for ever been on the receiving end of tolerance it doesn't feel all that much better than intolerance. if someone is begrudgingly at mending your right to exist it just doesn't feel all that warm and fuzzy. so, i imagine a conversa
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 12:00am EST
romney in boston, plus key house and senate victory and concession speeches from across the country, and throughout the night, your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook and twitter. live coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> up next, author and lecturer kenneth defense. the acclaimed author about the "don't know much about" source, talks about michiganology, geography and more. he has written 12 adult nonfiction books, including america's hidden history, a nation rising, and don't know much about the american presidents. >> host: where did the "don't know much about" series come from? >> guest: the idea came from my own little brain, although it didn't start out as a series. it started out with the idea i loved american history. i wanted to write about it in a way that shared my enthusiasm for a subject that i've loved since i was small child. the title came, of course, from sam cook's wonderful song, which i knew from childhood, and so it got stuck in my head, and certainly the success of the book, which caught me by surprise more than anyone el
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 8:30am EST
president obama in chicago and the mitt romney in boston. victory and concession speeche speeches,. >> we are engaged in the process and been working first in with fema, to make an overall assessment, that 25, up to 25% of those cell towers were disabled during this process. what the fcc does and will continue to do is to work with these entities, to assess the situation on the ground and to more so use this information to see where we can do adequate for. >> commissioner mignon clyburn on issues facing the commission as a year and. tonight at eight eastern on c-span2. >> tomorrow night watch election results from the presidential race as well as house, senate and governors contests across the country. we will have coverage a president obama in chicago and the mitt romney in boston. victory and concession speeches from candidates, plus your reaction of the election results throughout the night by phone, imo, facebook and twitter. live coverage begins tomorrow night at eight eastern on c-span, c-span radio in c-span.org. >> a look now at some other house races. we recently intervie
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm EST
public tv station in boston, retired from that job and had always wanted to be a park ranger. key couldn't beat out how to get there so we joined a student conservation association and ginger program. there wasn't anyone in his class over the age of 19. i met a woman in denver whose daughter had gone through teach for america and as she watched her daughter teach in a los angeles classroom she was so moved that she applied for teach for america herself. she was in her early 50's at the time and ended up a year later in a dorm room in july in houston at 115 degrees, sweltering temperature sharing a bathroom down the hall with three, 22-year-olds. it seem like whether they were burrowing up from the street or repelling down from the ceiling or sneaking in the side door there were more and more people who were trying to find these kind of pathways to purpose. we created at encore.org a fellowship, an encore fellowship program which was designed to be a front door for many people who wanted to make this passage. it started in silicon valley with 10 people who had had careers in the co
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
visiting me in boston after my wedding and it turned out one cousin was having trouble, 12 years old. i had trouble believing that. we share a certain amount of dna. and when i asked her about it, it was her mama told me. i'm having trouble with units. yeah, let me to you. i think she that i was bluffing. now, were going to work this out. she went back, got on the phone, we ended up using tools and the internet so we can see each other. they have this open tablet things. and long story short, you know, she went from being a struggling student to catching a with her class and becoming somewhat advanced. i joke and became a tagger cousin. i really think she is to be done every take a placement exam. but camino, a sedative during her brother's. fest for two years. word got around free to turn was happening. was tearing tenor 15 family friends, cousins. it was at that point, and affirmed was working for them it was a firm, but my boss, we moved to silicon valley. i was telling a friend about a still photo of my cousins. now is complaining that it was getting hard to scale. i still ha
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 10:30am EST
rang with news that his sister molly visiting relatives near boston was fine, vermont could not understand why they were calling. later that night when uncle louie finally got through, they gain some sense of the damage. he had had to leave his house and fight his way to the telephone office to get a line. all along main st. big old elms had fallen. the pine forest and paradise was wrecked and that was an area kind of unspoiled trees behind the house in windsor. it's now a beautiful park but it no longer has these immense pines that were there in the 30s. the pine forest and paradise was wrecked. the woods lamotte would say later look as if the giants have been playing jack straus. everywhere lewis said. ice was never the same. it would be nearly two years more before all hell broke loose around the globe. so, this is a digression. now we have to go back to egypt in 1942, but what was interesting anyway was what was about to happen to rob at this point as all hell was about to break loose for him. he would be moved to the front lines. he learned how to operate a wonderful, he th
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00pm EDT
just got married. family from new york lands visiting me in boston after the wedding and it turns out this one cousin was having trouble, 12 years old. i had trouble believing that. she is an extremely bright girl. we share the same dna. [laughter] and when i asked her, i asked her mom and asked nadia and she said oh no yeah. let me tutor you and i think she thought i was just bluffing. i said no we are going to work this out so she got back to new orleans and got on the phone and we use tools on the internet so we could teach with the mouse and these penpal things. long story short, she went from being a struggling student to catching up with the class and becoming somewhat advanced. i called her school and i think nadia needs to retake a placement exam and they said who are you? well, i'm i am her cousin. but then i started to tutor her brother and fast-forward two years. i was tutoring 10 or 15 family friends, cousins and it was that point that, and the firm i was working for, my boss and me, we moved to silicon valley and i was showing a friend and i was complaining that it was ge
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
traveling to 32 cities, and boston, liberal, massachusetts, a man stood up and said, hey, you know, we denied in-state tuition to dreamers and deferred action kids as a complete response that, in fact, they have a similar spasm. we saw last night the wonderful governor jerry brown broke hearts because he refused to -- vetoed a bill considered the anti-sb1070 saying the bill said we will not cooperate with secure communities working with deporting people apprehended, and jerry vetoed that, and we that, what? what is going on? you're right. part of my presentation is the beginning is to show how the media, both fox news, but also the liberal media, likes to demonize and single out arizona as a laughing stock because it's an easy target, and we have this well of character, and, i'm, it's one after another of the worst person of the week, always from arizona. well, you know, we don't need uranium regulation. we've been october earth for 6,000 years, and dinosaurs didn't have a problem. we have great gun laws. i'll point it at you, make a bead on you. that was another senator. you know, jus
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am EST
in the "washington post," "the boston globe," slate, the beirut daily star, san francisco magazine, "mother jones," and many, many others. eventually mr. jim and document a spectator and the daily car will be joining us and when he does i will give him a proper introduction. would the gentleman i have a right now i think a good way to get started, so those are three different perspectives, too represented here now, these are for philosophies in the midst of a campaign season, we are left and right and whatever is in between but i suppose that might be libertarian, dictator or influence on this election are outlined the american body politic. i think we should start with you individuals describing what it means to be a liberal. we will start with mr. scher. >> thanks very much for doing this. thank you for having us here. i've always defined liberalism very simply. the three r.'s of government. a government that is representative of all the people, that is responsive to the peoples concerned and is responsible of managing our resources both financial and natural. and that to me is t
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
could get a bounty for indian scalps, went back, scalped them, and went to boston where she was a hero in. they erected a statue to her, the first statue of a woman showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scalp l in the other. >> kenneth davis, taking your questions, and the most recent, "don't know much about american presidents," watch live on booktv on c-span2. >> just a few minutes ago, i called vice president bush and congratlated him on his victory. i know i speak to you that he'll be our president, and we'll work with him. this nation faces major challenges ahead, and we must work together. >> i've just received a telephone call from governor decaucus. [cheers and applause] i want you to know that he was most gracious. his call was personal. it was genuinely friendly, and it was great tradition of american politics. .. >> if you're a registered voter, you have a choice to make this year. among three candidates on election day. the polls are accurate, every vote will matter. this race is considered a tossup too close to call. if you are undecided tonight come in the next hour m
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
to compromise and get things done. someone studied women officials in boston who had this quote that said women politicians speak softly and carry a big statistic, and i don't think they speak softly anymore, but there is ad moo -- a model of women who came through the ranks against all odds focusing on accountability. running for county attorney, i looked at the records of napolitano because on the website they showed what the goals were and what they got done. you see that in the women and actually some of the male senators as well that made it through the election. while the balance of power stayed the same in washington, there was definitely a rejection of people who had rigid ideologies. people wanted to see things get done and compromise. they didn't want to see people swinging at each other from the opposite corner of the boxes ring. >> there's sometimes generalizations made about how women manage things, seen in business as well as politics, women are consensual, cooperate, more risk averse that has men. is that your experience in politics? do you think it matters to the
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
boston. no american official knew where he was. it's hard to prove negatives but we have 6000 documents from the bin laden compound that have been translated. if there's there is a smoking gun, proving official pakistani passivity operations are not so good that we would not pointed out publicly at this point. >> the difference between diplomats and journalists is that journalists say more than they know and diplomats no morew more than they say. but we are in harmony on this one. [laughter] there is no evidence i have seen that there was high-level complicity or knowledge about him being in abbottabad. this led to the problem that if you don't know you can be a accused of and confidence in this was a domestic issue but that is a different question than we are talking about. there is to my knowledge no evidence that they knew that he was there during that time. >> one quick follow up, al qaeda tried to kill general musharraf. al qaeda was at war with the pakistani state and the pakistani state is quite helpful with the operational commander of 9/11. we have had pakistani help
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
young man from boston and he teaches them how to be a journalist and report about slavery and the great irony they would want to die in obscurity and he would go on to become the most famous abolitionist editor and one of the most influential american journalists of the 19th book, too. you probably think the only important thing that he did in his life is write the lyrics to the star spangled banner. he went into an interesting career in politics which is completely unknown to most people she was the modern washington character after he became famous in 1814 for writing the star spangled banner he did what people in washington usually do and he parlayed his fame into a lucrative practice and the political connection into jobs in the of the culmination of francis scott key's in 1833 when he was appointed to be the district attorney for the city of washington. what he did in that time i wouldn't say that was as significant as right in the star spangled banner which was obviously an enduring bet but it was really important. an unknown for iraq to delete affected francis scott key's i
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
not to. we're in boston, we're in kuwait. we have 2000 mosques. i don't think a straight effective quite frankly. i think a much better approach is an approach which combined with the kind of things we do with exchange programs and other softer means, public diplomacy 2.0, to get to a point where people can believe that. that the pernicious belief. it's wrong but people can believe. it doesn't mean they will kill us. so those are the goals. it is a battle of ideas, but it's a battle of ideas that will take a long time to win. i do think and public diplomacy we sometimes forget the imports of that ideological struggle, which may be the most important of all. >> i think i would say it somewhat differently but you've heard me say earlier that i believe quite passionately that public diplomacy is there to ensure that everything we do that we achieve our foreign policy goals and objectives, which frankly very country to country, region to region. and so in some parts of the world, some of the struggles we've been talking about are higher than they are in others. but, frankly, what we're
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
] i love boston there a lot of smart people there. i resented the fact that people in the north think that people in texas are disperving of terms like -- [inaudible] i know about you but it upsets me. we have people that are a little capable of doing things including the then president of the united states lyndon johnson. in a six-week period kept the kennedy team because it was a essential to be able to keep the momentum going on the agenda that had stalled for three years effectively. he kept the kennedy team which showed the leadership kills humility. he the leadership skill of dogged determination to create and he had the skill of creating a strategy and implemented in aics-week period a 125% across the board cut in tax rates. believe it or not as a liberal democrat the idea was to cut taxes to raise rev now fund the great society program. he went to the senate, which was opposed to the ultimately goal of, you know, significant in the legislation and convince the dean of the senate, who was the budget chair that he would commit to a tbhawment year to year a decrees. not like they
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
thing, but i live in boston, and there were romney headquarters, and my gut was something things. i didn't have a concession speech, unlike mitt romney, prepared for this event, as we thought through what this would be like depending on the scenario. i had a few reflections on election night. the first was remembering what it felt like in 2004 where you had a dozen constitutional amendments passed in states all across the country. you had the new republican electoral majority, and you had a president who is reelected not because of, but within the toolkit of the issues, a dark moment, this position for the lgbt movement. i would like to say how proud i am about our resilience. we picked ourselves. we decided to fight and start talking to republicans. we decided to demand more from our democratic friends. a lot of movements that have stayed down and then victims for the next decade. like some people predicted. the sense of pride in our resilience and strength, the second reflection is that on election night in 2008, i had spent time at that campaign headquarters for todd akin. i have
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
between washington and new york as well as between new york or boston. they need to increase beats an upgrade infrastructure has to take it transporting americans in energy-efficient manner. we have labor or amtrak's partners. we urge the committee to allow amtrak the latitude to be organized if they so see the need, but more importantly to authorize substantial amounts of additional funds for amtrak's capital needs. amtrak is essential role in financing a self-funded pension that this committee and 2,002,001 reformed. changed in the federal treatment of amtrak such as significant privatization could jeopardize the solvency of their system that affects 270,000 career railroad employees around the country. the americans won a national inner-city network in amtrak is uniquely able to fill that need. highways in commercial aviation amount of on meet the natures transportation needs. court nation of air and rail passenger services should be mandated to free more air to provide timely rail services for shorter travel distances and 300-mile ranges. a modern system is a necessary part of
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Nov 15, 2012 8:00pm EST
said one thing and i live in boston near the romney headquarters of my gut was sensing a lot of confidence coming out of that building. i did have a concession speech prepared for this event as we thought through what this conversation would be like depending on the scenario but i had a few quick questions on election night. the first was remembering exactly what it felt like in 2043 had a dozen constitutional amendments passed in the state all across the country. you had karl rove celebrated as the architect who had just built a new kind of republican electoral majority that would have laid the attraction for a decade or two and you had a president who was reelected not because of within the toolkit was the wedge issue lgbt families across the country. a dark moment, kind of the fetal movement for the lgbt movement and what i really sensed on election night this year was how proud i am about our resilience. we picked ourselves up and we decided to fight ends day and decided to start talking to republicans. we decided to demand more from our great democratic friends. a lot of mo
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
for scalps from indian scout spirit schuett back on the scalp them and made her way to boston. they actually erected a statue to her. the first statue, showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scalps in the other. >> army chief of staff, general ray odierno talked about how the military is prepared for the future. he discussed the challenge of maintaining the readiness of smaller troop levels in the shift out of iraq and afghanistan. the center for strategic and international studies hosted this hour-long event. [inaudible conversations] >> years ago -- [inaudible] auditorium at a podium. >> the microphone isn't on. [inaudible] >> welcome to the center for strategic and international studies. that sounds real. good morning welcome to everyone in the room. welcome to viewers on the web this morning. i am david berteau, director of international security program here at the host for the military strategy for them. we've been doing these for them for a dozen years now almost and it's due in great part to the generous sport of north america and we thank you for that support without whi
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
and mitt romney in boston. we are focused on some of the more competitive senate seats. plus, your reaction throughout the night by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern. next we take you to arizona for u.s. senate debate between republican jeff flake and democratic candidate richard carmona. they are vying for the senate seat left open by jon kyl. courtesy of kawc radio. >> welcome to the debate on the campus on school of arizona, yuma. we will begin with 92nd opening statements from jeff flake and trento. they will take questions from a panel of journalists related to life outside the metropolitan areas. built into the schedule is an additional four minutes, should the moderator or panelists have a follow-up. we have news director anna chaulk, joyce lobeck and michelle faust. joining us today are over 300 residents. they have agreed to respect the candidates and listened silently during the debate with the exception of right now. ladies and gentlemen, help me welcome congressman jeff flake and doctor richard carmona, congressman for the u
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
is workig at a domestic violence shelter in boston. harvard awarded him the thomas upton scholarship. pierre recently wrote an article about growing up as undocumented immigrant and here what is he said. "i am not a criminal, a monito , a predator, or swung had sits at someone doing nothing meaningful. i care for this country, as well as its sorrows and joys. i am not asking that our government maintain an open-door policy for immigrants. i am simply asking that it give an opportunity to those of us who have proven ourselves." well, pierre is right. america needs young people just like him who love their country and are dedicated to caring for our society's most vulnerable. so what do the american people think about the idea of the dream act? a bloomberg poll found that 64% of likely voters, almost two out of three, including 66% of independents support the policy compared to only 30% who oppose it. by a margin of 2-1 the american people know this is the right thing to do. now we need to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. on our side the negotiating effort will be led by senato
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
. nsa said since then, they make more u-turns than a boston cab driver trying to get to the place where he was. when you look at the results of this election come you can try connect connection between policies president obama has led on a devoted support he got. if in the face republicans decide what they need to do is go back and do it even more conservative again, far be it for me to persuade them otherwise. we got another election in four years. i can levitate, but it wouldn't be wise. >> on the religion question i agree was blaise entry into. if you look at the polling of people less likely to vote for a candidate because they were more men, the majority of his people thought barack obama is a muslim who was born in canada country in kenya. it wasn't there to make it a negative, but it is true democrats did not make it an issue. >> some of the positions from me to turn the primaries really hurt specifically with regard to immigration reform. it is newt gingrich is that romney was the most conservative on that issue in any country where it is the fastest-growing bloc of voters
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Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
with great hopes called him -- [inaudible] now i love boston, and i went to school up there and high school there's a lot of smart people thereupon. i resented the fact that people in the north think that people in texas are deserving of terms like -- i don't know about you it kind of upsets me. because we do have people that, you know, are a little, you know, capable of doings things including the then president of the united states lyndon johnson. in a six week period kept the kennedy team because it was essential to be able to keep the momentum going on the agenda that stalled for three years, effectively. he kept the kennedy team which showed the leadership skills of humility. he the leadership skill of dogged determination to create and he the skills of creating a strategy. he implement ploymented in a six-week period a 25% across the board cut in income tabses. the idea was to cut taxes to raise revenue to going fund the great society programs. he went to the senate, which was oppose to the ultimately goal of, you know, significance civil rights legislation and convinced the de
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
questions back here. >> hike in the stephen flynn from northeastern university in boston. on the issue of new normal, i wonder picking up on david's point about the price to post-9/11, is the sort of coming to grips with the hubris we could prevent bad things from happening, this huge investment in the post-secular world arabic ere we could ideally stop risk. actually coping with that is what we really need to increase and maybe just bring it very close to home. we just had this bashing mother nature in the area, priced at around $60 billion for a risk above the basic things like when you have tunnels that are only seven feet above water. it fills up the hole and you end up with 86 million gallons of oil in the tunnel and that's not hard to predict. putting safeguards in place in recovering this may be one element of this. basically the issue is that we focus too much on trying to prevent risk instead of managing it better? >> steve tried to argue for solace, which is an interesting concept. yes, back here. >> richard downey from the center for hemispheric u.s. david, you mention
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Nov 10, 2012 9:00am EST
command of the continental army goes up to boston, sees that there are black men with guns and knows he is not going to be able to sell this to his brethren in south carolina and georgia. he stops that. eventually changes his mind when he needed more bodies in his army. we always have to weigh these things. they are not simple black-and-white issues. yes he was a man of his times, he was a man who was part of a society that was utterly dependent upon slavery and he knew he was not going to change the minds of his fellow slaveholders. we point to these founding fathers and genuinely with admiration, but this was clearly where they did not see the great conflagration that "don't know much about literature: what you need to know but never learned about great books and authors" >> host: kenneth davis is our guest. every offer we have on in depth we ask some questions of them and we are going to show use those now. we have an hour-and-a-half left in our program and we will be right back with your phone calls. >> host: we are live with kenneth davis, author and historian in new york
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Nov 23, 2012 12:00am EST
revolution, the boston tea party and so on and when the american civil war, we knew almost everything about that, the battle of antietam and gettysburg and so one. and when i came here, in 1957, i knew a lot more about the revolution in the civil war than the colleagues here, students and academics. but we never heard a word about the war of 1812. it was not mentioned and it was not in the history. any idea why that could be? >> there was quite a comprehensive education on the american revolution and the american civil war but almost nothing whatsoever on on the war of 1812 and why might that be? well the british i think did not tend to regard the american war of 1812 is it particularly -- effect at all. for the british this was just one small kind of sideshow in the midst of a global war. so for them, the war of 1812 as important as the one happening on the european continent and around the globe, not the one that is happening in north america. that might have something to do with what was taught in australia. .. the british were winning. why would saddam did so abruptly? >> is started as
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Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
boston so boston is the federalist territory. austin is the opposition that would surely want to deprive jefferson of any such tyamck and the way they signaled their opposition to the purchases they set off a fireworks display in celebration. this was not a controversial thing in american politics. american politicians were enthusiastic about this. the senate's starts to debate whether the ratification of the trade and treaty and the only obstacle arises is that jefferson himself gives strict instructions of the abuse of the power of government led him to play the federal government does not have the power to acquire territory. he starts to him and hans is needed constitutional amendment to give the government this power. napoleon who had overthrown -- >> host: and institutionalist. >> guest: not likely to be impressed and he starts making arguments. i will just revoke the treaty. it's not even ratified yet. madison comes to jefferson -- >> host: who is the secretary of state. >> guest: madison comes to jefferson and says he you can't do this any more. this is too big an opportun
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
progrowth comprehensive tax reform that get america back to work in $300 billion in revenue with boston recession. it commits to spending levels for democrats and republicans agree to together. the fact of the matter is there's too much partisanship in d.c. this is an opportunity to come together and i'm disappointed by it upon it while sinai. >> host: we are going to turn it over to casey seiler nonprint questions from viewers at home. >> we've received a number of questions. as the party hurt, this is a time of great partisan division. @bruce tuchman who asks, in your time in politics, name one significant achievement was the result of working with a member of the opposite party appeared schriebman: i do situation where right leadership is going to zero to low-interest loan program for broadband. i thought that was a big mistake and i went and said we need this program here in upstate new york. it helps create jobs, health care delivery and education. they said we've made up our mind. we're going to zero this out. i said i'm going to bring an amendment to the florida house of represen
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
romney in boston. plus key house and senate victory and concession speeches from across the country. and throughout the night your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook and twitter. live coverage starts at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> we continue our campaign 2012 coverage with the look at a u.s. house race in new york. freshman congresswoman ann marie buerkle debates dan maffei. it's hosted by wcny in liverpool, new york. ♪ >> moderator: well, good evening, everyone, i'm dan cummings, and welcome. we're very glad you're with us. on tuesday central new yorkers in four counties will choose a representative for congress, the newly-drawn 24th congressional district. let's take a look at the 24th. that district now includes the counties shaded in light blue. all of wayne county and roughly the western half of aswego county. if you are a registered voter in that light blue-shaded area in the 24th, you have a choice to make this year among three candidates on election day, and if the polls are accurate, every vote will matter because this race is considered a
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Nov 17, 2012 9:15am EST
weekend is the 36 annual boston international book fair. the fair will feature dozens of exhibitors and display several firsts or special editions of classic novels and books. florida will host the 30 first annual key west literary seminar from january 10th through the 20th. readers can ventured to the festival to sit in on seminars or listen to several lawyers panels. discuss the foundations of writing and creativity. then in february, georgia will host the savannah book festival from the fourteenth to the seventeenth. please let us know about book fairs and festivals in your area and we will add them to the list. post them to our wall at facebook.com/booktv or e-mail us at booktv@c-span.org. >> this is a booktv live coverage of the 29th annual book fair, a full weekend of mar their panels, call ins and other events. here is the lineup for today. in just a minute dave barry, humor columnist will talk about his book lunatics. >> join be joined by will tracy of the onion, the onion book of no knowledge is their latest volume. after that naomi wolf will talk about her latest book call
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm EST
often called the boston mafia or the kennedy mafia or whatever. there were people who went back of the political career and robustly be generally come committee paid to democratic politics. but in the ex-con in the cabinet committee surrounded himself with a remarkably centrist range of people. several republicans. director of central intelligence , robert mcnamara who is not overtly political. douglas had actually made sure a lot of his advisers were actually very centrist. he was not getting left-leaning partisan people when he was making important decisions. >> host: that pascua must question the taste or do dedicated many years to the miller center of public affairs and the recordings project. talk about the value of these tapes, but also the potential pitfalls. some have said because the tapes are so wonderful that we can focus too much on them and there might be a danger to that. >> guest: absolutely. as you point out at the university of virginia we've been working on these tapes, all as sixth president eagerly taped around 1990 the program is formed. we have a whole team of peo
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Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
problem. of course, he was right. they take the news of the purchase back. it arrived in boston. boston is federalist territory, the opposition for the jefferson administration. the opposition that would want to deprive jefferson of the triumphs, and how they signal the opposition to the purchase is set off a fireworks display. it was not a throaferl -- controversial thing. american politicians were enthusiastic about this. news gets to washington, and the senate starts to debate whether the ratification of the treaty, and the only major obstacle to the purchase then arises is that jefferson, himself, strict views of the power of the federal government led him to believe that the federal government did not have the power to acquire territory, and he starts to hem and haw and say what we need is a constitutional amendment to give the government this power. now, napolian in france overthrew his government. he was not likely would be impressed by the argument. he makes noises saying, look, i'll just revoke the treaty. it's not been ratified yet. madison, our baseline alternative, comes to jef
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
comes to these issues? what's interesting is recently in boston they reached their agreement on their teachers' union contract, and they have been fighting over for the past two years, and their contract that they just agreed to in boston is very similar to what is on the table in chicago. but boston has a no-strike clause. and even though they've been fighting over it for two years, they got a mediator from washington, d.c. to come in and work with these folks, work with both sides. they settled this thing. at the end of the day, no kids lost time, you know, out of the classroom. we're at the point now where -- and i believe -- that we need to evaluate these educational proposals based on one simple yardstick: will this help a child learn? and if the answer is yes, we should be for it. if the answer is no, we should be against it. so what will it take to change the dynamic? well, you know, there are a couple of things here. the solutions lie in, of course, accountability and quality teachers and autonomy. but, you know, one of the solutions also is parent choice. you know, i see as i
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00am EST
the news arrives in boston and its federalist territory, the opposition for the administration. the opposition but surely wanted to deprive him from any such triumphed and the way they signaled their opposition as they set off a fireworks display. so this wasn't a controversy will thing in american politics. american politicians really enthusiastic about this. when we get to washington and the senate starts to debate whether the ratification of the treaty and the only major obstacle but then arises is jefferson himself stripped construction and the federal government and led him to believe that the federal government didn't have the power to acquire territory. and he starts to say what we need in the government to give its power. now napoleon back in france is a man that had overthrown. he wasn't exactly likely to be -- >> host: institutionalized. >> guest: that is exactly right. he starts making noises saying i will just remote the treaty. it's not ratified yet. so then madison, an alternative, comes to jefferson -- >> host: the secretary of state. >> guest: that's right his closes
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Nov 10, 2012 2:30pm EST
of california, and the ninth circuit, and right out of boston here, fantastic work -- 1 a glad, gay lesbian advocates and defenders, they are bringing the most effective cases against the so-called defense of marriage act and we will find out whether the supreme court will take up one or more or all of those cases and then we will have -- we should have a ruling by next june. so it is a big moment for marriage and marriage equality so it felt appropriate to write about this comment and i will talk about who i intended it for. the book is layout, imagined a conversation between me and someone who would probably describe themselves as reasonably tolerant of gay and lesbian people although tolerances and called it is cracked up to being if you haven't noticed. i have a friend who says the only thing one should have to tolerate as hemorrhoids. perhaps a little overstated, but if you have ever been on the receiving end of tolerance, it doesn't feel all that much better than in tolerance. if someone is begrudgingly admitting your right to exist, it doesn't feel all that warm and fuzzy, so
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